After escaping abuse in the Middle East, domestic workers’ woes are far from over in this pandemic

The pandemic and resulting economic crises have led tens of thousands of migrant workers around the world to return to their home countries

Exactly 13 months after first landing in Beirut, Lebanon, former domestic worker Esenam sat on a flight back to Ghana, carrying just the clothes she wore on her back.

Her first employer had confiscated most of the possessions she brought over with her; the second raped and tortured her. In June, with help from This Is Lebanon, a human rights organisation fighting labour exploitation, the 29-year-old found her way onto a repatriation flight.

English | December 31, 2020



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